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PM leads mass yoga demonstration in New Delhi

President of India inaugurates mass Yoga event to commemorate the International Yoga Day 
International Yoga Day

New Delhi,The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a mass Yoga event at Rashtrapati Bhavan to commemorate the International Yoga Day today (June 21, 2015).
Speaking on the occasion, the President conveyed his best wishes to all on International Yoga Day. He said that India is the home of Yoga where it was practiced over centuries. One of the most important teachers of Yoga was Yoga Guru Patanjali. He stated that Yoga is both an art as well as a science. It has amazing curative as well as preventive powers for the well-being of humanity and for the management of many modern lifestyle related disorders. He expressed his happiness that many residents of Rashtrapati Bhavan have been practicing Yoga for a long period of time. He was also happy to see that the employees and residents are participating enthusiastically to commemorate the International Yoga Day.
Around 1000 residents and staff of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President’s Body Guard, the Army Guard, ITBP and the Delhi Police participated in the mass Yoga event. The event was organized in collaboration with Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (an autonomous organization under the Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India). Yoga practice classes were also conducted for residents of the President’s Estate from June 1 to 20, 2015 in preparation for the International Yoga Day. 
PM greets the people around the world, on 1st International Day of Yoga
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people around the world, on 1st International Day of Yoga. "Greetings to people around the world on 1st International Day of Yoga! Lets pledge to make Yoga an integral part of our daily lives  In some parts of the world, the 1st rays of the sun have already been welcomed by people practicing Yoga.This will continue across the world", the Prime Minister said.
PM leads mass yoga demonstration in New Delhi PM:, the sun will not set on the community of Yoga practitioners
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today announced the arrival of a new Yoga era, with the first International Day of Yoga being observed across the world. Leading a mass yoga demonstration at Rajpath in New Delhi, the Prime Minister declared that today, as this day is observed in various parts of the world, the sun would not set on the community of Yoga practitioners.
The Prime Minister said that today is not just the first-ever International Yoga Day, but the beginning of a new era that would inspire humanity in its quest for peace and harmony.
 The Prime Minister recalled the contribution of ancient sages, yoga gurus, and practitioners across the world through the ages, for making Yoga what it is, today. He said that as mankind advances in various spheres of development and technology, individual human beings must progress too, and Yoga offered an avenue for this. He said Yoga was not merely an exercise, but offered an opportunity for balancing the mind and body, and could help harness an individual's inner strength.
The Prime Minister acknowledged all countries across the world who are observing International Yoga Day today, and the 177 countries which co-sponsored the resolution in the United Nations, for adopting June 21st as International Yoga Day.  The Prime Minister later participated in a mass yoga demonstration at Rajpath.